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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2012
I bought this bible, and found that the search facility didn't work, and was duly very disappointed. I followed the instructions and tried the search several times without success, getting the indexing error that other reviewers have mentioned. I actually returned it for a refund.

Then I had a brainwave! Working in IT, I suddenly realised that an index cannot be completed without going to the end of the file. So, I downloaded the bible again, paged through the instructions, then went to the end of Revelation 22. Hey presto! The indexing obviously then completed, and the search facility now works. It's a pity the publishers don't tell you this. So I modified this review to make it helpful to others who've had the same problem.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2011
'HOW DO YOU MAKE IT INDEX?' asks one reviewer. The answer: follow the instructions given. If you start at the beginning, with the instructions, and page forward to the start of the biblical text, then searches will work. Until then an error message is given to the effect that indexing hasn't yet taken place.
I like this edition: the text is as expected, the table of contents is easy to use, and the verse-search is a bonus.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on 2 May 2011
Clear, simple, easy to read and more importantly searchable by book, chapter & verse etc. Far and away the best Kindle version I've seen so far.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2011
like a previous reviewer I have three times followed the instructions for activating the search function and each time received the error message that indexing was not complete.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 July 2011
It's all there, bar the Apocrypha, whose absence I don't mind. It's well formatted and I thought, finally, I'd found a decent reference text.... BUT: I downloaded, read the instructions through to enable the promised superduper trademarked search function and tried to search in accordance with said instructions, only to get a message on my lovely new kindle 3g, "This item not indexed. Try again later." Search works as expected on my Kindle for Mac app, but not on the Kindle itself. So my question to anyone else who's bought this item for its searchability, HOW DO YOU MAKE IT INDEX?
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on 30 December 2012
It's still not easy taking a Bible on the Kindle to a mid-week Bible study group, because all the flicking between passages, if required, is still much quicker using a traditional, paper Bible.

The SearchByVerse(tm) King James Bible for Kindle has a good go at solving this problem by having each verse on a separate line, prefixed by a mnemonic book, chapter and verse number for instant searching. For instance:-

ACTS 13.30. But God raised him from the dead:

Simply type the mnemonic reference into the Kindle search function ("ACTS 13.30"), and lo! you are taken straight to the verse in question.

I have a traditional, paper copy of the Authorized Version and like the format where each verse is on its own, numbered line, as it aids memorization. So this edition is very welcome. (It does take a bit of getting used to: typing "ACTS 13" doesn't find any references, but "ACTS 13.30" does. I think this is because of how the Kindle indexes the words in a book, but it's counter-intuitive in this scenario.)

For those less technically adept, there is a proper, linked table of contents linking to every book and chapter. There are even some nice Caravaggio reproductions in the front of this edition.

Unfortunately this Bible has a really serious problem: it's inaccurate.

The Authorized Version distinguishes, as most modern English Bibles do, between "Lord" (Adonai) and "LORD" (Jehovah) in the Old Testament. For example, the Authorized Version at Psalm 110:1 reads:

The LORD [Jehovah] said unto my Lord [Adonai], Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

But in this edition, both Hebrew words are always rendered "Lord", thus losing the distinction:

PSAL 110.1. The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

There are other problems, too. Habakkuk 3:19 is garbled, with an extra verse reference inserted mid-verse, as follows:

HABA 3.19. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me HABA 3.to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

This edition also doesn't have the customary italics, in which words are traditionally printed which have no correspondent in the Hebrew/Greek. While not entirely accurate, the italicizations, introduced in the 1769 revision, do alert the reader to words introduced into the Authorized Version for clarity - and are therefore wanting here.

At £1.46 more expensive*, and owing to the many inaccuracies in this, if you can afford it I would seriously recommend going for the 400th anniversary edition Authorized Version instead. (*Correct at 30 Dec 2012)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2013
Excellent. But Read the instructions first otherwise you will not find what your looking for. Worth getting for anyone who knows what they are looking for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 March 2013
Just what I was looking for at the time purchased.Easy to access on Kindle to anyone searching the bible. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 February 2013
The Bible is for reference but as a read start to finish ... not recommended. Read Gospel of St John first and then Genesis to get a feel what the Christian faith is all about. Today's younger folk will find words and expressions a little difficult to grasp so have a modern version to compare (say .... " Into the Light")
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2011
This KJV actually does hat it says on the tin. You can quite literally search by verse. The technology is the best I have ever seen, and I hope that it gets rolled out to as many Kindle books as possible.
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